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Apple Acquires Social media Analytics Company, Topsy Labs engine msg:4627413 10:08 am on Dec 3, 2013 (gmt 0) I wonder if Apple is wanting to get more heavily engaged with twitter.
Apple has bought social media data analytics firm, Topsy Labs, which specialises in using data from Twitter to track customer sentiment. Topsy is one of the few firms to have access to Twitter's entire data stream. It has recently created a searchable database of all tweets sent - more than 400 billion - since Twitter's launch. Apple did not say how much it paid for the firm, but the Wall Street Journal which first reported the story put the figure at around $200m (£122m). Apple Acquires Social media Analytics Company, Topsy Labs [ bbc.co.uk]
bwnbwn msg:4627483 2:44 pm on Dec 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
"Topsy is one of the few firms to have access to Twitter's entire data stream." I would say "had". I don't see twitter allowing this to continue without a nice sum from Apple. I would suspect the audience being tracked in 30 and below. Leaves a very large segment of the population out of the loop.